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  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    The latter. Regardless of how many times Mark posts page hit statistics STW users are still only a tiny minority of cyclists. 🙂

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Grumpy? beard? Yes…. probably.

    Premier Icon unklehomered
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    Yes, but not usually in a good way…

    legend
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    Fatbike + trailcentre…..STWer

    tk46hal
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    I would say that anybody who rides a 29er, 650b, fatebike or something different from the standard stuff has probably been on singletrack sometime in their lives!

    banks
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    Cotic/29er/ti/oakley’s – stw’er

    theflatboy
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    A load of bearded Jones riders flouncing around Swanage while we were trying to enjoy a stag do: STWers. 🙂

    MrSmith
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    Niche bike and appalling dress sense, either:

    Very slim, beige action slacks, a black jacket that looks like a lightweight softshell with little tags hanging off the zips and a pair of beige merril approach shoes.

    Short, fat, a black pair of DC shoes, jeans that don’t fit very well (if in the north there will be superfluous pockets and strange stitched details or logos) a hoody that despite being baggy is stretched across their paunch, a pair of white Oakley’s perched upon their bald sweating head.

    slugwash
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    load of bearded Jones riders flouncing around Swanage while we were trying to enjoy a stag do

    Which stag do were you? The well dressed tweedie/plus fourers, the badly dressed pirates or the even more badly dressed Gooners, rolling around in a collapsed heap singing (out of tune) Arsenal songs ??

    soobalias
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    the fat bloke, getting a 5 out of the back of an audi and pushing it across a carpark in Surrey to get coffee and cake…..

    theflatboy
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    slugwash – Member

    load of bearded Jones riders flouncing around Swanage while we were trying to enjoy a stag do

    Which stag do were you? The well dressed tweedie/plus fourers, the badly dressed pirates or the even more badly dressed Gooners fans, rolling around in a collapsed heat singing Arsenal songs ??

    🙂

    slugwash
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    I salute your style Flatboy 🙂

    And BTW, I invented the Arsenal stag party.

    Rob Hilton
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    Met a guy last year whilst out & about; rigid singlespeed inbred, sporting beard – didn’t bother asking cos it was too obvious 😉

    Turned out he brews real ale for a living!

    deadlydarcy
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    Sitting in a pub, with an expensive camera hanging round your neck, endlessly listing your “not cool” clothes until you find something that someone is wearing which promptly gives you an erection, and occasionally, to your eternal shame muttering the words “not trendy”? You’re definitely a STWer.

    peterfile
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    I was catching an early train to Edinburgh yesterday morning and a guy walked past me with a nice Genesis Day One. Everything about him was STW compliant – bike, accessories, demographic (at a guess) etc.

    It almost seemed impossible to me that he could have made all those decisions about his bike and life by sheer chance…there must have been influence. STW 🙂

    Seriously, I see quite a lot of people like this, and think that if I asked them “Are you on STW”, i’d be genuinely surprised if they were not.

    Does anyone else ever find this, or do I need to take some time out from here?

    Premier Icon binners
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    Out on the west Pennine moors, on an Orange 5, on your own, at night. Defo STWer!

    Hob Nob
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    the fat bloke, getting a 5 out of the back of an audi and pushing it across a carpark in Surrey to get coffee and cake…..

    This, or wobbling down trails, then in the carpark later telling everyone very loudly how fast they were ‘shredding’ everything in sight.

    Those Youtube video’s are frighteningly accurate.

    patriotpro
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    An STWer was on secret eaters the other night, they just haven’t yet come forward yet…

    gordonb
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    the bloke I see most mornings pushing his singlespeed up Glasgow road heading towards East Kilbride, normally at the top of Greenlees road has to be a STWer

    samuri
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    Nah. At my sisters wedding, the best man came across. We got talking, he was what you’d consider the atypical STWer I reckon. Niche bike, right age, works in the medical industry. He was bob on but he’d barely heard of the magazine and had never been on the website.

    bikebouy
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    At Charlie’s do last weekend hardly anyone admitted who they were on STW. As it was really only advertised on here me thinks we’re all a bit embarrassed to acknowledge the fact that we frenquent such a place 😆

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    This site has a tiny number of posters compared with number of bikers. I know very few other riders who use STW or even know of it.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Audi, Border Terrier owner and owns an Orange.

    Edukator
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    I stayed in a gîte in Bagnères de Luchon last week, Le Lutin. The guy had an accent but the conversation stayed in French as my riding buddy doesn’t speak English. I told him that when I was looking on the Net the name Lutin said something to me, site X: no, site Y: no, STW: yes.

    Great gîte BTW if you’re in need of somewhere to stay in the Pyrénées.

    Think there are a lot around Glasgow. We do like our niche bikes…

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    I only started coming here as I found a lot of stuff funny. Don’t actively read the mag or consider myself typical stw demographic.
    Sort of habit now, though obviously a lot of stuff is funny, interesting, or informative.
    I just wish everyone would stop going on about wheel size.

    Been on quite a few xc rides with folks or seen people at trail centres who I think MUST be on here…

    fatalbert
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    I seen a chap today who resembled Roy Cropper, doing a few brass rubbings in our local parish church. Defo a STWer

    slugwash
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    I seen a chap today who resembled Roy Cropper doing a few brass rubbings in our local parish church. Defo a STWer

    Dunno, could be from the Audax sub-forum of YACF

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Saw a chap in the lbs wearing a stw tee. Guess he was one. I guess in his 60s picking up a trek 29er. I was wearing the same t shirt. But in a different colour, and under a top. 😳 I daren’t make myself known.

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    deadlydarcy – Member

    “Oh no i’ve got a puncture. These tyres are impossible to get off the rims.”

    “Oh you seem to have fixed my flat for me while i was talking shit to your Mrs and fannying about looking for tyre levers.”

    Definitely a STWer. 😉

    I stayed in a gîte in Bagnères de Luchon last week, Le Lutin.

    Russ’s cookings quite good isn’t it. 🙂

    tazzymtb
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    As it was really only advertised on here

    all over one cog and the SSUK facebook so not too many STWers in swanage.

    EDIT in fact for next years SSUK we may have a penalty for STW forumites

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    in fact for next years SSUK we may have a penalty for STW forumites

    Does it envolve salty soggy biscuits?

    PeterPoddy
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    Saw a bunch of guys at a shop in North Berwick today.
    Fat bikes
    Niche brands
    Beards

    I asked and yes, some were STWers.

    Hi guys if you’re reading this. 😀

    tazzymtb
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    Does it involve salty soggy biscuits?

    I think you may run dry before we get to them all stu, Maybe you can stock pile some in a few jam jars

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    tazzy.
    I’ll wring a few old socks out…

    munrobiker
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    Pretty much anyone on a 29er I assume to be on here, or at least some part of the internet where reading too much and riding too little is the norm.

    tazzymtb
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    Pretty much anyone on a 29er I assume to be on here, or at least some part of the internet where reading too much and riding too little is the norm.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    or at least some part of the internet where reading too much and riding too little is the norm.

    That’s right isn’t it Luke.
    Because your far too busy riding anti 29er trolling to ever post on internet forums.

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    TBH I don’t know anyone else who rides and (admits to) posts on here.

    Including one who owns a 29er.

    steve_b77
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    Anyone with loads of strava KOM’s they’ve just lost is clearly an STW’er

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